''“′Classic′ - a book which people praise and dont read.”''
''“Substitute damn every time youre inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”''
''“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” ''
''“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” ''
''“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” ''
''“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”''
''“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ''
''“If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything.”''
''“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”''
''“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”''
''“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ''
''“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ''
''“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”''
''“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” ''
''“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ''
''“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” ''
''“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”''
''“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” ''
''“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”''
''“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ''
''“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ''
''“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” ''
''“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ''